Andrew Vallance

Director, Chartered Accountant

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With a passion for rural business, Andrew was brought up on a family farm near the east coast of Masterton. He purchased a farm in 1992 with his wife Sarah, and since then they have farmed the land with the help of loyal staff and four hungry children. Andrew enjoys equestrian sports and has been involved with the Wairarapa Hunt for many years.

When it comes to his role as Chartered Accountant at ROVA, he truly enjoys establishing and nurturing new businesses and intergenerational succession. “ROVA offers a full accounting service, focused on client’s goals rather than compliance. Many of our team are directly involved and experienced in rural business which gives a depth of understanding that you won’t find elsewhere.”

An all-rounder, Andrew studied Accounting, Marketing, and French at Otago University from 1982-84 and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1985. Prior to becoming a director at ROVA, Andrew started at Woodhouse and Partners in 1989 and was admitted as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. He spent two years as a Chief Financial Officer for a local meat processor and wholesaler before purchasing John Roseingrave’s accounting business.

Kathleen Price

Senior Accounting Assistant

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Kathleen is ROVA’s longest serving staff member.  She was originally employed by John Roseingrave, working for Roseingrave and Currie, then Eastwood and Partners, and finally just for John.  J M Roseingrave soon became Roseingrave and Vallance Ltd and is now known as ROVA Chartered Accountants.

Kathleen has seen many changes in the accounting industry over the years and implemented most of the practice’s accounting software programmes used in the office.  She is a MYOB guru and is the go-to person in the office for any MYOB tax issues, and she prepares Financial Statements and tax returns for clients.

When she is not at work, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband Gerwyn and two adult sons as well as a large extended family.

“I also enjoy travelling with my family, reading and gardening.”



Accounting Assistant

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Tayla joined ROVA in June 2022. Prior to joining ROVA, she was a Groom for professional Show Jumpers. So when Tayla is not in the office, she is out riding and producing Horses for the show jumping ring.

Tayla enjoys analyzing the inner running’s of successful businesses and assists clients with payroll and GST returns. “Every cent counts! A saying many know of but one that I have seen actually makes the world of difference! Don’t be afraid to spend every now and then, but everything in moderation!”

Tayla’s favourite artist is Billy Joel, she’s a self-declared plant lady, and HATES having her photo taken; All unusual facts considering her age!

Jo McKay

Director, Chartered Accountant

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With many years of experience as an auditor and accountant for a variety of different businesses worldwide, Jo truly enjoys working for ROVA. “We have a fun team at ROVA who I enjoy working with. I like that we are always looking at ways to do things better and keep up with technological advances.”

Qualified with a BCA in Accounting and Commercial Law from Victoria University, Jo is also a Chartered Accountant, with a Certificate in Public Practice. Previously, she worked at Ernst and Young in Wellington as an auditor for three years, when she was seconded to Dublin. She was based in Ireland for nearly two years before she returned to the Wairarapa.

Jo specialises in rural accounting. “I enjoy assisting my clients with understanding their business. We are currently doing a lot more work looking ahead with budgeting and forecasts.” Jo has two school-aged children. Her husband, Andrew, is a Livestock Representative. “We enjoy getting out on the farm on my days off.” When she’s not on the farm or working, Jo can be found on the netball courts playing for Gladstone Netball Club.


Kathy Stewart

Senior Accounting Assistant

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Kathy worked for ROVA for three years before she took a break to have children. It wasn’t long before she got the call to return, fifteen years ago!

Kathy has worked in the accounting industry for over 16 years which has enabled her to gain valuable hands-on experience and ample knowledge.  She enjoys the client interaction and the opportunity to assist each client with various aspects of their business. Kathy’s main duties include preparing financial statements, Income Tax & GST returns, and is ROVA’s tax administrator. Kathy has experience with MYOB and Xero.  If you have any Xero or MYOB issues give her a call, she will be happy to help!

In her spare time Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, catching up with friends, completing renovations around the home and getting out and about enjoying the outdoors.


Office Manager

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Ankia has made her return as Office Manager & Compliance Officer here at ROVA. Ankia used to be the front face of ROVA before moving into an Accounting Assistant and Administration role, which helped Ankia gain her Certificate in Accounting.  Ankia then decided to gain more experience in a different field and became Office Manager at a local manufacturing business. Before too long we happily invited her back to join the team at ROVA again!

Ankia enjoys helping clients with their queries and having a chat along the way. Ankia’s areas of expertise include being the AML guru at ROVA!

When she is not in the office, Ankia enjoys spending time with her partner and their four children. They often go fishing on their boat or have fun at the park with the kids. “Something interesting about me is that even though I am from Africa, I know nothing about Africa!”

Nikki Hosking

Director, Chartered Accountant

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Nikki is a Chartered Accountant who has valuable knowledge, skills and experience from a variety of roles and industries. Prior to joining ROVA, Nikki was the Chief Financial Officer of a not-for-profit and has also worked in both corporate and public practice accounting, in Wellington. She is also a Trustee and chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit committee of Papawai & Kaikokirikiri Trusts Board.  Nikki graduated from Victoria University with a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and a BCA in Accounting and Commercial Law.

Nikki enjoys getting stuck in, to solve problems for our clients, and implementing policies, procedures and systems within our practice. She works with a wide variety of clients, undertaking annual compliance, cash flows, budgets, and everything in between.  “ I really enjoy connecting with clients on a personal level, to ensure we can provide them with the best possible outcome.”

When not working, Nikki enjoys getting out exploring with her husband and two girls and going on adventures in their caravan.


Jen Forbes


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Jen worked for ROVA for 8 years and has returned after a break while the kids were little and a short time at another local firm. Jen has a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Accounting.

Jen enjoys getting to know clients and helping them and their businesses, while undertaking compliance work, compiling farm Financial Statements and tax returns. She loves working with the great team of people at ROVA.

When she’s not at work, you will find Jen spending time with her husband Willie and children Sophie & Ben on their sheep and beef station in Alfredton or at the beach.

Jen’s top tip “Clients need to provide us with all the information we need at the end of the year to ensure we can complete your work effectively and efficiently. Maintaining accurate records and keeping up to date will make this easier for you.”



Reception & Office Administration

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Myah joined ROVA in February 2024, making the change to administration from the hospitality industry. She is the first port of call on the phone or in the office at reception. Helping clients get in touch with the right people and ensuring they get the assistance they need.

I am loving working with the team at ROVA! They have all been so welcoming and supportive. I’m enjoying learning lots of new skills and meeting and getting to know the clients face to face.

Myah enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Outside of work you will often find her hanging out with horses, or walking the dog.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are in need of help. Flick us an email or give us a call. We are here to help!